Bongbong’s named press secretary says she ‘changed her mind’ about the Marcoses after old anti-Marcos tweets resurface

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Lawyer-turned-vlogger and radio commentator Trixie Cruz-Angeles, who accepted President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s offer to head the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) as Press Secretary, said that she has “changed her mind” about the Marcoses after old anti-Marcos tweets and posts resurfaced following the announcement of her appointment.

Talking to reporters, Angeles said she had discussed her old tweets with the President-elect himself on her vlog.

“We have talked about it. I’m a vlogger and we have talked about it extensively on the vlogs, we have conducted several live [interviews] about it, and I’ve told my story about how and when I changed my mind about it,” she said.

“So that’s it, that’s pretty much it. I think evolution is a natural thing even in our consciousness,” she added.

Screenshots of Cruz-Angeles’ old tweets in 2013 read, “True justice is when we see at least Imelda Marcos in jail.”

Another screenshot of a Facebook comment she wrote read, “Not true that [Bongbong] did not have anything to do with the father. He uses ill-gotten wealth. That is complicity after the fact.”

Luke Espiritu, a lawyer who ran as a progressive candidate under labor leader Leody de Guzman’s slate, shared an old photo taken by Cruz-Angeles herself back when they “were still allies.”

“This picture was taken by Trixie Cruz-Angeles way back in 2009,” he wrote on Twitter. “We were once allies in the Anti-Arroyo struggle. Now we are worlds apart belonging to opposing camps. Ahhh… lawyers.”

Espiritu was referring to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who was embroiled in her own corruption scandals, including charges of plunder and electoral fraud that were dismissed in 2016, and was said to have brokered the Marcos-Duterte tandem.

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